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Pancreatic lipase

Definition

noun

The primary lipase that breaks down dietary fats in human digestive system


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Pancreatic lipases are essential in human digestive system. They speed up the conversion of dietary triglyceride substrates such as in oils into monoglycerides and free fatty acids (with the presence of water molecules): Triacylglycerol + 2 H2O ↔ 2-monoacylglycerol + 2 fatty acids anions


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  • pancreatic triacylglycerol lipase

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